• 14 Day Biblical Tour
  • 14 Day Biblical Tour
  • 14 Day Biblical Tour
  • 14 Day Biblical Tour
  • 14 Day Biblical Tour
  • 14 Day Biblical Tour
  • 14 Day Biblical Tour
  • 14 Day Biblical Tour
  • 14 Day Biblical Tour
  • 14 Day Biblical Tour

Tour overview

In this 14 day biblical tour you will follow the footsteps of St. Paul in Turkey and the Seven Churches in Asia Minor. The tour package includes the foremost religious sites and places. A must pilgrimage tour package for all Christians and true believers.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Istanbul Old City, Hagia Sophia, Chora Museum, 7 Churches of Revelation, Ephesus, Adana, Tarsus, Cappadocia, Pisidian, Antioch, Alexandra Troas, Nicea.

Itinerary

Welcome to Turkey Istanbul Airport. Meet with TravelShop Booking staff and transfer to your hotel & check in. You will be given your room key and the rest of the day is yours to explore Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul.

VISITED PLACES

Istanbul

(Breakfast included)

After breakfast between 08:00 am and 09:30 am pick up from hotel. Final timing one day before will be given you by your tour consultant. Visit to HAGIA SOPHIA GRAND MOSQUE: The Hagia Sophia, previously known as the Church of Divine Wisdom, is simply the best of its kind! Hagia Sophia is the greatest surviving example of Byzantine Architecture. For 1000 years it was once the largest church in the world, decorated with stunning 6th century golden mosaics. Today it is a mosque. Than visit UNDERGROUND CISTERN which is thought to have been built after the Nika revolt in 532 AD. It was known as the Basilica Cistern during the Roman period, as there was a Stoa Basilica above the pre-existing one at the time. HIPPODROME Ancient Hippodrome, the scene of chariot races, with the three monuments; the Obelisk of Theodosius, the bronze Serpentine Column and the Column of Constantine. Lunch break at 13:00 pm. After the lunch, Murtis Tour will take you to the GRAND SPICE BAZAAR which is a unique atmosphere with reasonable prices for your shopping. Here you will find; Exotic Spices and Herbs, Turkish Baklava, Turkish Delights, Turkish Coffee, nuts and fruits, small souvenirs such as Ceramic Handicrafts, Evil Eyes totems, all naturel olive oil, soaps and many other goods in Souvenir Shops and stores. Short drive to CHORA MUSEUM, church of Saint Savior in Chora, which has remarkable Byzantine mosaics. After the tour, transfer back to your hotel. Overnight in Istanbul.

VISITED PLACES

Istanbul

(Breakfast included)

Early morning flight to Adana, the country’s fourth largest city. Adana is situated some thirty miles east of Tarsus, birthplace of the Apostle Paul. Upon arrival drive to Tarsus and visit the Apostle Pauls well, the Gate of Cleopatra, and the latest excavations. Then we visit the archaeological remains of Seleucia, the port from which Paul, Barnabas and John Mark departed from Antioch on the first missionary journey (Acts 13:4). Overnight Adana

VISITED PLACES

Istanbul Adana

(Breakfast and Dinner included)

It was here at Antioch on the Orontes that believers were first called “Christians” (Acts 11:26). Visit The Cave where they met in secret. Paul and Silas departed from here on the second missionary journey (Acts 15:35 - 36). Discover the impact of leaders such as Ignatius of Antioch and John Chrysostom. In Acts 2:9, pilgrims from Cappadocia were assembled with the thousands in Jerusalem on the Day of Pentecost when they received the initial baptism of the Holy Spirit and heard the Apostle Peter preach his powerful message. We will travel to Cappadocia scenic Ihlara Valley, where early Christians carved some 3, 500 cave churches from the tufa rock. The beauty and quaintness of these chapels, with numerous wall paintings and Christian symbols, is astonishing. Persecuted Christians - tens of thousands of them - escaping into the earth to flee Arab invaders in the tenth century, tunneled out more than twenty underground cities of refuge here in Cappadocia. Such cities, with carved rooms for kitchens, sleeping quarters, stables, and chapels for worship, descend five to ten stories into the earth. At Ozkonak Underground City, one of the best preserved of these cities, you will enjoy your own guided tour into this amazing region. Overnight in a Cappadocia.

VISITED PLACES

Cappadocia

(Breakfast and Dinner included)

Cappadocia, with its center in Caesarea (Kayseri), was once the heart of the Hittite Kingdom of the Old Testament. This vast area is one of the most photogenic landscapes in the world. Extraordinary rock formations have become symbolic of this region, where you will enjoy the Valley of the Fairy Chimneys and Goreme’s breathtaking Open Air Museum. Watch the potters at their craft, in the famous pottery; producing town of Avanos. Finally, savour the natural wonders of the Citadel of Uchisar and Zelve Valley. Overnight in a Cappadocia.

VISITED PLACES

Cappadocia

(Breakfast and Dinner included)

Drive to the Sultanhani Caravansary for a fascinating look at one of the rest stops for ancient camel caravans. Along the trade routes, such caravansaries appeared at intervals of some twenty - five miles, the average distance that camels could travel in a day. Continue on to Lystra, where a mob stoned Paul during his first journey (Acts 14:6 - 19), and where Timothy joined him during the second journey (Acts 16:1 - 3). Depart for Iconium, where Paul preached and encouraged believers during his first missionary journey (Acts 14:1 - 6). Iconium was once the home of the sect of mystical Muslims called Whirling Dervishes. Overnight in a Konya.

VISITED PLACES

Konya Cappadocia

(Breakfast and Dinner included)

Drive to Antioch of Pisidia, where nearly the whole city came to hear Paul preach during his first missionary journey (Acts 13:14 - 52). The marvelous excavations include the ancient church and the great first - century Temple of Augustus. Today, you will travel the Royal Road that once connected Ephesus with distant Babylon. Visit the unexcavated site of ancient Colossae by the village of Honaz. The Apostle Paul wrote one of his prison epistles to the church at Colossae, a city situated on the Lycus River. Then drive to Hierapolis (Pamukkale) and explore incredible excavations; including a Byzantine church, the Great Theatre, the Temple of Apollo, and the Plutonium, which pagan cults once called “the entrance to hell.” Examine the intriguing sites of the Churches of Revelation. At Hierapolis (Pamukkale), enjoy the “Cotton Castles” of brilliant white calcium rock formations and hot - water travertines, where hot mineral waters emerge from the earth and cascade over cliffs. As the water-cools, the calcium precipitates and clings to the cliffs, forming snowy white travertines (waterfalls of white stone), which give credence to the name Pamukkale, meaning “cotton castle”. This enchanting place is one of the natural wonders of Asia Minor. The churches here in Hierapolis, Colossae, and Laodicea once flourished under the ministry of Epaphras (Colossians 4:12 - 13). Overnight in Pamukkale.

VISITED PLACES

Konya Pamukkale

(Breakfast and Dinner included)

After breakfast drive to Laodicea (Rev. 3:14 - 22), which will take you back to the first century. At Philadelphia (Rev. 3:7 - 12), your Bible will come alive as you read it in light of firsthand study. This city was located along the important trade route that linked Pergamum in the north with Laodicea to the south. In A.D. 17, an earthquake devastated twelve Asian cities, including Philadelphia, and for a time the people lived in fear of aftershocks. Philadelphia was rebuilt with help from Emperor Tiberius. At Sardis (Rev. 3:1 - 5), your thoughts will turn to the Old Testament period following the 586 B.C. destruction of Jerusalem. That was the time when the phrase “rich as Croesus” originated. Croesus (560 - 546 B.C..) was the king of Lydia, and Sardis was his capital. Gold was discovered in the Pactolus River at Sardis and it was here that coinage began, as we know it. Cyrus and the Persians defeated and captured Croesus for all his wealth and made Sardis the administrative center for the western part of their empire. The fabled Royal Road connected Sardis with the Persian cities to the east. Sardis was the hardest hit of the twelve cities destroyed in the earthquake of A.D. 17. Emperor Tiberius, according to the Annals of the historian Tacitus, gave much relief towards its rebuilding. Your visit to Sardis will include the imperial court and the ancient Jewish synagogue. You will rest in the shade of the Temple of Artemis, while studying in the light of prophetic Scripture. Dinner and overnight in Kusadasi.

VISITED PLACES

Pamukkale Sardis

(Breakfast and Dinner included)

Drive to Miletus, home of ancient philosopher Thales (640 - 546 B.C.), one of the fathers of Greek geometry, astronomy, and philosophy. It was here, in the first Christian century, that the Apostle Paul, on his third missionary journey, called for the Ephesians elders and preached a powerful message to them (Acts 20:15 - 38).. It was also here that Paul left his friend Trophimus, who was too ill to continue (II Timothy 4:20). As a port at the mouth of the Meander River, Miletus was a natural outlet for Phrygian trade. Like the one at Ephesus, however, Miletus’s sea harbor eventually filled with silt, and commerce dwindled. The city’s remote quietness makes it special to devout students of Scripture. Its ancient ruins include the marvelous 15, 000 - seat theatre. Nearby, at Didyma, visit the massive Temple to Apollo, one of the most impressive sites in Anatolia. Ordinary people did not reside in ancient Didyma. This was home only to a priestly family whose oracle came from Delphi and who lived in luxury, as they guarded their temple treasuries supplied by the people they deceived. Continue to Kusadasi for overnight.

VISITED PLACES

Kusadasi Sardis Didim

(Breakfast and Dinner included)

After breakfast drive to Ephesus (Rev. 2:1 - 7), major port city on the Aegean, was the commercial, political, and religious center of all of Asia Minor. After a lunatic completely burned, the Temple of Diana (Artemis) on the night that Alexander the Great was born in 356 B.C. the Ephesians worked for 120 years to complete a magnificent reconstructed temple, one of the Seven Wonders of the ancient world. The city became part of the Roman Empire in the second century B.C. As a Roman capital of Asia Minor, Ephesus boasted a population approaching 250,000 people. The Apostle Paul’s first visit to Ephesus was brief—during his second missionary tour (Acts 18:19 - 21). His second visit lasted about three years—during his third missionary tour (Acts 19:1 to 20:31). Luke’s account of the worship of Diana appears in Acts 19:34 - 35. The Great Theatre (stadium) mentioned in Acts 19:29 - 31 could seat 25,000 people. Walk the marble - paved street with grooves made by chariot wheels. See the Fountain of Trojan, the Library of Celsus and the Great Theatre. Visit the Chapel of the Virgin Mary (Double Church), where the Third Ancient Council convened. We visit The House of Virgin Mary where she spent her latest years. Enjoy St. Johns Basilica (built on the site of the Apostle John’s tomb) and ponder the remains of the Temple of Diana. Overnight in Kusadasi.

VISITED PLACES

Kusadasi

(Breakfast and Dinner included)

Today, we will visit our final two of the Seven Churches of Revelation. At Thyatira (Rev. 2: 18 - 28), you will see the ruins of an ancient commercial center, located in the fertile valley where the trade route passed. One of the towns cloth and dye merchants was a woman named Lydia, who conducted business as far away as Philippi, where she became the first European convert to Christianity, during Paul’s second missionary journey (Acts 16:11 - 15). A most memorable experience will be Pergamum, with its Acropolis and Great Theatre, the steepest of the ancient world. Revelation 2:12 - 16 describes the city as “where Satan’s seat is,” a reference to the altar of Zeus, where we pause for reflection on the fulfillment of Scripture. Nearby, visit the Red Basilica; once a pagan temple, it later converted into a Christian church. Finally, walk through the Pergamum Asclepion, the famous medical center of antiquity. Overnight in Izmir.

VISITED PLACES

Kusadasi Bergama

(Breakfast and Dinner included)

Enjoy a fascinating visit to recent excavations of ancient Troy, made legendary by Homer’s story of Helen and the Trojans’ wooden horse. Then drive to Troas, founded about 300 B.C. by one of the generals of Alexandria the Great. During the Apostle Paul’s second missionary journey, it was from Troas that he received the “Macedonian call” to Europe. This is where Luke’s account changes from “they” to “we” (Acts 16:6 - 12), indicating that he joined Paul’s team at Troas. Returning from Macedonia during his third journey, Paul was in Troas for a week, when the young man Eutychus fell from the third loft as Paul preached. Paul soon walked some thirty miles to Assos, where we will follow the apostle’s footsteps to the old city walls (Acts 20:5 - 14). You will walk the old marketplace of Assos and see the council chamber and Temple to Athena. Overnight in Canakkale.

VISITED PLACES

Canakkale Troy

(Breakfast included)

Drive to Nicea through Bursa. At Nicea, you will see remains of Constantine’s palace, now covered by the water at the shore of Lake Iznik. It was here in this palace chapel that the First Ancient Church Council convened in A.D. 325 to produce the Nicene Creed. Enjoy Nicea’s St. Sophia Church, where the Seventh Church Council convened in 787. Continue to Istanbul. Overnight in Istanbul

VISITED PLACES

Istanbul Canakkale

(Breakfast included)

After breakfast pick up from your hotel and transfer to Istanbul for your flight back home. We hope your tour was a memorable one and we would like to see you in the future in one of our tours again. Have a nice trip back home and thanks for choosing TravelShop Booking.

VISITED PLACES

Istanbul

Routes

Included

• 3 nights hotel in Istanbul - Pullman Hotel or Ramada Hotel Golden Horn

• 1 night hotel in Tarsus / Adana - Ramada Adana Hotel

• 2 nights hotel in Cappadocia - Antique Cave House Hotel or 5 Star Suhan Hotel

• 1 night hotel in Konya - Anemon Hotel

• 1 night hotel in Pamukkale - Pam Thermal Hotel

• 3 nights hotel in Kusadasi - Comfort Ada Class Hotel

• 1 night hotel in Izmir - Karaca Hotel

• 1 night hotel in Canakkale - Troia Tusan Hotel

Please Note: If the above hotels are not available then we will provide the similar category hotels.

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• Professional English - speaking tour guides

• 13 breakfasts

• 9 dinners

• Transportation in a fully air - conditioned, non - smoking coach

• Arrival transfer from Istanbul Airport

• Return transfer to Istanbul Airport

• Arrival transfer from Adana Airport 

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• Guided Istanbul City tour

• Guided Tarsus Antioch tour

• Guided Cappadocia tour

• Guided Lystra Lconium and Mevlana tour

• Guided Pisidian Antioch Laodicea Colossea and Hierapolis Pamukkale tour

• Guided Philadelphia, Sardes - Smyrna tour

• Guided Ephesus tour

• Guided Miletus - Didyma tour

• Guided Thyatira Pergamum tour

• Guided Assos - Nicea Tour

• Guided Troy - Alexandra Troas tour

• All entrance fees mentioned in the itinerary

Please check the information below before your departure 1- International & Domestic Flight Tickets 2- Covid-19 PCR Test 3- Tour Itinenary 4- Confirmed Documents are sent by us to include Hotel reservations etc. 5- Domestic Flight Tickets if any (Please check your title/name spelling printed correctly) 6- Passport Validation Terms 7- Visa if needed (check before your trip for the dates on your visa) 8- If visa needed, please ask us for invitation letter to ease the visa application process 9- Flight details for on time Airport transfer services 10- Observe the luggage limitation by Airlines for domestic flights if any 11- Obtain emergency contact details from our office

Excluded

• International flights

• Domestic flight from Istanbul to Adana

Please Note: Domestic flight price for adult travelers is approximately Euros: 50,00 for one way and for under 2 years old, approximately Euros: 20,00 as an insurance policy.

• Insurance

Istanbul

• 1001 Nights Dinner Show

• Bosphorus Dinner Cruise

• Whirling Dervishes Show

• Isfanbul (Vialand) Tour

• Turkish Bath Tour 

• Istanbul Aquarium Tour

• Guided Istanbul Prince's Island Tour

• Guided Istanbul Miniaturk Museum and Shopping Tour

• Guided Istanbul Dolmabahce Palace Tour

 Cappadocia

• Hot Air Ballooning

• Turkish Night Show

• Whirling Dervishes Show

• Turkish Bath Tour 

• ATV Safari

• SUV Safari

• Horse Riding

Kusadasi

• Boat Tour

• Turkish Bath Tour 

Pamukkale

• Hot Air Ballooning

• Paragliding

• Rafting

• Whirling Dervishes Show

• Turkish Bath Tour 

• City tax

• Turkey entry visa

• Personal expenses: Extras at hotel or additional meals

• Tipping: Tips for guides and drivers

• Insurance: All types

• Any others expenses which are not mentioned in the "included" section

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